Saturday, 29 November 2008

For the birds - 3

Alas, it was not meant to be...

Sad to say that all the birds have gone to bird heaven. Cause of death: unknown. Probable cause: overfeeding, but this is just a theory.

Final score:
Death 4 - birds 0.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

For the birds - 2

Small update on the health of the four little birds... erm I mean three little birds that are left. One of them was missing when my mom went to feed them this morning (or was it afternoon). We suspect the cat must have grabbed the smallest one from the cage when it was on the floor of the cage or it was a Houdini species( but most probably the former) because shortly after, my mom found a cat lurking around the garden area.

You see, the smallest one was kinda sickly these couple of days and we don't really know what happened to it. We think it may have been the ants trying to bite it to death every night and its legs can't really bend. It seems to be stretched out for some unknown reason. Anyway it is gone now, probably inside some cat roaming the neighbourhood.

Now if only the rest of its siblings learned how to eat by themselves...

Monday, 10 November 2008

For the birds

It's been a busy few weeks... so this will be a quick update.

My mom rescued a nest of birds that was blown down by the strong wind about more than a week ago and has taken up the task of taking care of them. Here's how they looked like last week on the first day my mom found them:


There's one dominant one, two middle ones and one kinda underdeveloped one. The underdeveloped one is struggling right now, and we're not sure it can survive until maturity. The rest of the other siblings seem to be OK. We'll just have to see what happens in a few weeks time.

Here's how they look like today: